Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Pietrangelo, Oct 21, 2019.
Boo this man!
a "massive brawl" these days are 3-4 guys facewashing each other and saying bad words.
A modern line brawl is 2 guys fighting while the other 8 just kinda hold each other. Everyone on the ice fighting at the same time? Nah that might cut into their post game beers to much.
Canucks and Flames had a good one a few years ago.
[MOD] I don't think it has much to do with the lack of line-brawls in today's NHL. I think it has more to do with the game simply evolving and safety becoming more of a concern as we learn more about head injuries. The game is much faster these days, and the players are much bigger/stronger, so there's a greater potential for serious injury. Newer, safer equipment and rules have done a good job of mitigating a lot of dangerous plays, but it's the overall change in mentality when it comes to physical play and where the line is that has decreased the amount of fights/big hits. Players are more reluctant because of stricter/harsher suspensions as well.
If so, Carcillo will probably moan and whine on Twitter like he always does
yes, it this.
people (mostly those who don’t follow or play hockey) have always been outspoken about not liking the concept of fighting. As with every viewpoint on anything nowadays, there’s just more exposure for those who feel this way.
Fighting is going away because most players in league don’t see it as worth it. In effect, you have less and less young players making it into the game that want to fight and those who can just serve an enforcer role are useless in the current league.
I'll take you up on that bet seeing as I can't possibly lose as long as the NHL exists. Fighting is way down but these are still men full of adrenaline and playing with emotion. At some point we're going to get the right combination of hot heads. There will be a line brawl again.
You think these guys drink post game beers these days? Not a chance.
What exactly qualifies as a "line brawl"? Do all 10 skaters on the ice have to be actively fighting at the same time? Or does something like the Jets/Preds from last season count? What about what happened in the Avs/Coyotes game a few years ago after Rinaldo sucker punched Girard? Are those line brawls, or just multiple fights at the same time?
Sorry post game Sushi.
This is what happened in the good old days
sure. I bet I can go to youtube and find a recent one. Like when Emery beat the daylights out of Holtby. Pretty sure that was a full on line brawl
I want to invent a time machine for the fans of this kind of garbage so they can just keep going back to the seventies and watch the Broad Street Bullies over and over again.
This is pretty close. The idea that the Backstrom hit was a cheap shot and that it was Orpik that went after Tkachuk is funny. But
I was just about to post this.
I remember, as a kid, watching this game with friends as we played cards. We thought it was amazing.
Line brawl? Lol, nope. There has to be animosity, emotion, and a hatred for the other team, which usually stemmed from some type of Claude lemieux-esque cheap shot. That hit would probably warrant half a season now, considering an open ice hit is usually 5+ game now.
I think this is the closest we will get, it won't ever be like the good old days.
As usual the old days are often romanticized well past the actual good that they were. Watching 10 guys fight and a goaltender beat another goaltender in a fearful way without any help to stop it, wasn't that good for me.
Capitals vs Anybody really
Anaheim vs Anybody really
Have you watched a Caps Pens game? This idea that there are no more real rivalries is a load.
The Caps haven't forgotten this.
The Canes haven't forgotten this.
Canes don't have the firepower to match the Capitals in a brawl. Especially with Ferland gone. For a line brawl to happen....both sides need to have multiple willing combatants.
Thats why I'm mentioning teams like Washington/Anaheim/Vegas/Tampa/Minnesota/Blues/Jets/Preds?
I maybe be missing a couple more, but any combination of those teams above...have the ability to engage in a line brawl over something
The capitals v Flyers a few years back was pretty good. I was watching that game while it happened. Probably the best one in recent years imo
This game is full of cowards. The newer age fan/social media fan with slow-mo this and that have taken over. It impacts every game. They want the softness.
Look at Tkachuk/Doughty. Big elbow, huge slashes, an attempted low bridge, media jabs, etc. It's a joke. Two guys should drop the gloves have it out and say this is settled. That's how it would go back in the day. And really, possibly even 5-10 years ago...
I doubt it.
You might see 3 or 4 guys total from both teams go at if someone throws a match in the powder keg but the rest of the other 6 or 7 players will mildly grab at each other hoping the linsemen will come and save them.
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